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    I take a general interest in orders, medals, decorations, uniforms, insignia of: The Netherlands; Germany & German States 1800-1950; Great-Britain 1800-1950; Belgium 1830-1950; France 1800-1950; USA 1900-1950.
    Also I collect images (photos, postcards, prints, other documents) related to the above; German award documents (Besitzzeugnis & Urkunde); French campaign medals.
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    Germany and NS Organisations between the wars - in particular Reichsarbeitsdienst (FAD, RAD, RADwJ); HJ.
    German Sailing Training Ships & Kriegsmarine in general.
    Dutch Colonial Army and Navy.
    Royal Navy & Scots Guards.

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  1. There were many (independent) Police Regiments and Police Battalions, mainly engaged in anti-partizan/resistance warfare and as for Orpo duties, such as the rounding up of Jews, large scale arrest and razzias. These were mainly engaged on the Eastern Front, the Balkans and North Italy, but also in the other occupied countries.
  2. To my knowledge, they had SS-eagles on the left sleeve from the beginning. I have Original photos of Polizei-Division soldiers in May/June 1940, wearing these but without the cuff band.
  3. You could be right there Michael, I'll check it out. Thanx!
  4. His name is not in the Navy List 1914 (closed 12 May 1914) and not in the Ehrenranglste (Honours list) 1914-1918, so he must have left the Navy before the War.
  5. I agree with previous commends, the bar looks dodgey, and I would not buy it.
  6. Careers in the NSDAP were seperate from those in the Armed Forces, so a Standartenführer in the SA could in 1939 be drafted as an Unterfeldwebel in the Army. Note this:
  7. Interesting pictures Larry, a pitty there is no further information. The absence of a stola on the uniform of the Chaplain could indicate that he is a Protestant/Evangelical Minister.
  8. To my understanding, the Westwall medal, like the three medals for the "Flower Wars" (annexation of Austria, Sudetenland/Czech, Memel) were considered as Political/Party Medals (like the Mother's Cross, etc.), and therefore these were not allowed to be worn in public after the war.
  9. A very rare picture from my collection of a Marinehelferin (female Naval Auxiliary) wearing on her left lower sleeve the cuffband MARINEHELFERIN and (in red on blue) the Laufbahnabzeichen (specialist badge) for Waffenleitvormann/-frau (Weaponscontrol foreman/-woman) for Ships' artillery, Anti-Aircraft Artillery, Coastal Artillery.
  10. I don't understand your question Fernando.
  11. Note: see # ID 118 of the next topic To my knowledge, the NDL badge, as displayed on the Tellermütze cover (unofficialy) was worn by non-Kriegsmarine personnel of the former KdF and NDL ships who were militarized as hospital ships, troop ships, etc. When these ships were employed by the Kriegsmarine, the vast majority of the staff was dressed as KM personnel, but to retain their former status some might have valued to express that by wearing the NDL badge. It is interesting to see that the NDL badge was worn in a similar fashion as the (unofficial) U-boat flottilla and other hat badges.
  12. Interesting press photo Larry, thanks for sharing. I think Reader is not distributing the Verwundetenabzeichen but the Spanienkreuz. The text says (translated) Presenting the badge of honour, as instituted by the Führer, to the volunteers in Döberitz Camp. Grand-Admiral Raeder issues the wounded of the Armoured Ship Deutschland, the award of honour, as instituted by the Führer. The Wound Badge was (re) instituted on 1 september 1939, three months later.
  13. Looks like the Royal Crest of a Sachsen Guards Regiment, not Thüringen
  14. Artilleriemechaniker in late 1939/early 1940, note the wearing of the gasmask canister.